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Kai Tak site accident being probed

The Government expressed that it is highly concerned about an accident involving the collapse of a bamboo scaffold at a Kai Tak construction site today in which two workers were killed and three others injured.   A preliminarily investigation by the Buildings Department (BD) found that the scaffold, measuring about 15m by 8m, fell to the ground from the external wall on the 19th floor of a building under construction.   The BD said it will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the incident, including whether the scaffold, as temporary works, complied with the Buildings Ordinance and whether the registered contractor and any related persons have properly discharged their responsibilities.   It added that if anyone is found in contravention of the ordinance, it will take follow-up actions, including instigating prosecution and referring to the Contractors Disciplinary Board for disciplinary proceedings.   The Labour Department (LD) also launched an immed

Sharing festive joy across HK

From stunning marine pyrotechnic displays to the spectacular Christmas Town at the West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong is celebrating the festive season in style.

 

Gather around the giant sparkling tree at Christmas Town or enjoy the Winter Harbourfront Pyrotechnics that illuminate the night sky with a dazzling array of colours and patterns on selected dates.

 

Walk along Lee Tung Avenue where a local multimedia artist has created "The Wishing Stars" featuring the "Corridor of Wishes" and a five-metre mega Christmas star above the Central Piazza.

 

If you are in Tsim Sha Tsui, immerse yourself in the yuletide ambiance by checking out a special digital light show and the festive light installations on Mody Lane accompanied by musical effects for the first time.

 

A towering 12-metre-tall Christmas tree adorned with elegant decorations, beckons families and friends to gather and celebrate the spirit of togetherness at Tai Kwun, while a daily light show transforms into a breathtaking spectacle of lights and colours above the heritage building. 

 

The news.gov.hk team wishes our readers a joyous Christmas!


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